Making The Hobbit 2's barrel escape was its own epic adventure

When Bilbo and the dwarves escaped Thranduil's kingdom, they did so in empty wine barrels, rushing down the forest river, fighting wood elves and the rapids simultaneously. Their escape was a breeze compared to what director Peter Jackson and the actors went through to make the scene, as this Wired video reveals. » 3/03/14 4:00pm 3/03/14 4:00pm

The Hobbit proves you can like a movie even if it's not good

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is considerably better than the first movie in the trilogy. It has a more coherent structure, genuinely interesting character development, and fucking awesome dragon action. I liked it a lot — yet I was painfully aware of how bad the movie was. Here's what you'll enjoy in The Hobbit » 12/13/13 9:46am 12/13/13 9:46am

New Details About the "Old Friend" in the Doctor Who Christmas Special

Check out the first photo of Meryl Streep in The Giver. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost explain why they probably won't be in Ant-Man. Is another classic villain being hinted at for the Amazing Spider-Man films? That Ouija movie is still happening. Plus yet another Stephen King story is becoming a TV show. Spoilers ahead! » 12/13/13 6:00am 12/13/13 6:00am

Bilbo finally meets Smaug in this fantastic new Hobbit TV spot

Admittedly, we don't get to see that much of Bilbo's first encounter with the massive dragon, but it's still such a cool/important scene we figured you'd probably want to check it out. Besides, this video has some more cool new footage in it that makes it well worth taking 30 seconds out of your day to watch it. » 11/28/13 8:40am 11/28/13 8:40am

Denny's new Hobbit 2-themed menu is sure to desolate your stomach

Obesity rates among the denizens of Middle-Earth are on the rise. Hobbits, dwarves, orcs and even men are getting fatter, because instead of a sensible diet based on fruits, vegetables and Lembas bread, they're eating at Denny's, thanks to their new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Your Arteries Smaug-themed menu. » 11/06/13 4:00pm 11/06/13 4:00pm

How Desolation of Smaug adds Elves who don't appear in The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit doesn't mention many Elven characters by name, so for The Desolation of Smaug's journey to the land of the Wood Elves, Peter Jackson brought back Orlando Bloom's Legolas and created a female Wood Elf, Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel. We spoke to both actors about their characters and how they… » 10/17/13 10:00am 10/17/13 10:00am

First Real Trailer For The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Picking up right where The Hobbit left off, this trailer gives a glimpse of the troubles that our band of dwarves and one little Hobbit must face. Lee Pace returns as Thranduil, Orlando Bloom has a few good white-hair-flipping moments as Legolas, and Evangeline Lilly makes her debut as Tauriel. Check it out! » 6/11/13 10:25am 6/11/13 10:25am

First look at Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel in The Hobbit 2

Evangeline Lilly is playing an all-new character in the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, an elf named Tauriel. All we knew about her character is that she has some kind of relationship with Legolas (who will be stopping by the film) but now we also know that she may have… » 6/05/13 8:45am 6/05/13 8:45am

Gandalf and Radagast inspect an ancient tomb in the first clip from The…

Now that the first leg of Bilbo's unexpected journey has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Peter Jackson is finally ready to show us a short segment from the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug. Gandalf and Radagast (birds still firmly nested in the latter's hair) reunite to investigate the mystery of the… » 3/24/13 1:44pm 3/24/13 1:44pm